“Nothing But Trouble” was certainly a flop of a film, but the actors did see a lot of work on set being cast in multiple roles. Iconic actor Dan Akroyd starred in multiple roles and was also a first-time director for the film.
He starred as the character Judge Alvin “J.P.” Valkenheiser, the ancient, 106-year-old grandfather of John Candy’s character, Dennis. Aykroyd also starred as Bobo, one of the two troll-like creatures who were the Judge’s grossly deformed grandchildren.
Jeremy Bulloch In The Empire Strikes Back
Despite all of the characters to choose from, the "Star Wars" franchise yielded a few favorite characters, including Boba Fett. Originally, fans were desperate to know who was behind the mask of the enigmatic bounty hunter. In the subsequent prequels, fans finally get a peek of the man underneath the mask.
In the "Star Wars" installment, "The Empire Strikes Back," actor Jeremy Bulloch wears both the Mandalorian armor and stars as an imperial guard who keeps Princess Leia from warning Luke of a potential trap.
Peter Sellers In Dr. Strangelove
Classic comedic actor Peter Sellers was the go-to actor to make audiences laugh. Sellers had a handful of iconic films, but one of his most memorable movies is certainly "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb." The bizarre title was reflective of the 60s.
The movie is a satire centered on the Cold War and casts Sellers as the Group Captain, Lionel Mandrake, President Merkin Muffley, as well as the title character, Dr. Strangelove.
Kevin Kline In Wild Wild West
Here we have yet another example of an actor who didn’t merely play two roles in the same film but whose roles converged in two pivotal parts in the plot. In the film "Wild Wild West," actor Kevin Kline plays Artemus Gordon, the partner to James T. West (played by Will Smith)
He later appears in the crossover film as President Ulysses S. Grant. It’s these two lead roles that end up protecting him from various perilous situations in the wild West.
Rose McGowan In Grindhouse
Robert Rodriguez is known for his unique style of films. The film grindhouse was a joint venture between Rodriguez and director Quentin Tarantino which is actually two films in one. Rose McGowan stars in both films as (of course ) two different characters.
In the first film, "Death Proof," McGowan plays Pam, the dull blonde who befriends Stuntman Mike. In the second film, "Planet Terror," McGowan stars as Cherry Darling, a go-go dancer at a bar who ends up in the middle of a zombie attack.